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Willy Paul Msafi – Biography

Willy Paul Msafi

His real and or ID Names are Wilson Abubakar Radido. He was born in February 1993 in Mathare Slums. He is a Kenyan Musician who won the Male Artist of the Year in 2013. Her sister in the industry and whom they have done collabos with; Gloria Muliro won the Female Artists of the year.

Background Life

Willy Paul is the son of Mr. Radido who is from Ugandan descent and who was a carpenter while his wife, an immigrant from Tanzania, was a saloonist up until 2011 when a chronic illness confined her to her bed. Willy Paul dropped out of school in 2011 due to financial constraints emanating from having lost his father. He was forced to engage in Juakali jobs to generate income to support his bed-ridden mother alongside his three siblings. His major breakthrough in music came in 2010 when he co-authored his first single Sitolia with Gloria Muliro, which has a reflection of his life history, depicting the struggles he had gone through but giving himself a renewed hope that God had been faithful enough to bring him to the limelight.

On Thursday 5 December 2013, he launched his first album which had songs like  You never know,Lala Salama,Mpenzi and Kitanzi at the KICC graced by musicians Daddy Owen, Ben Githae, Gloria Muliro, DK Kwenye Beat, Ben Bahati, Kelvin Bahati, Men Of God (MOG), Size 8, Mr Seed, Shiru Wa GP, Betty Bayo, Danny Gift, DJ Sadic and DJ Mo (Topa de Top Dj).

Willy Paul announced that he would be touring the USA where he would perform in different Churches in 12 states. The tour organized by Talanta Awards was to begin on 8 March to April 2014. The tour, however, began on 10 March in Sacramento, California. He performed alongside artiste Polly Odotte at the House of Glory Church. He then headed to Neema Gospel Church in Dallas, TX and on 15 March, performed at St Louisiana, Missouri. On 29–30 March, Willy ministered to the audience at Neema Community Church in Overland Park, Kansas. He concluded his tour on 27 April in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Controversy

The much talented Willy Paul Msafi recently found himself in controversy after his rival musician in the Gospel industry, Bahati, accused him of stealing his song. This saw Bahati’s fans pounce on Willy Paul with harsh criticism over the social media, accusations he denied to have committed. However, this ended during the 10th annual Groove Awards Nominations which happened on Wednesday 22 April 2015 held at the Nairobi Arboretum grounds. They were asked to reconcile and were prayed for shortly in the event. Willy Paul ended up scooping four nominations for the awards with his huge song [“Tam Tam”], a collaboration song with the energetic songstress Size 8 released in 2014 granting him; Collabo of the Year, Video of the Year, Song of the year and then Male Artist of the Year. Then came the 10th annual Groove Awards on Saturday 6 June 2015 that saw Willy Paul go home with no award contrary to Bahati who won four awards. Apart from this, Willy Paul has made great progress in terms of making music, i.e., Tam Tam, Mamangu, Vigelegele, Mapenzi and then his latest song Hukuniacha. The Most recent Song he has done is #Murder which is still receiving airwaves and different opinions from the public. Watch the song Below:

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